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Fourth of July

Fourth of July


  1. the Fourth of July
    a holiday in the United States, traditionally celebrated with fireworks: the day of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 Official nameIndependence Day

Fourth of July

  1. The day on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1776; Independence Day .

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Fourth of July1

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80

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Example Sentences

They want to give them out to our female guests at Easter or the Fourth of July, depending on when it's safer to have family gatherings.

Since the start of the pandemic, each holiday, including Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and the most recent Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, have all brought spikes in new cases.

We put out things for Fourth of July, and other content pieces.

He also staged the city’s Fourth of July fireworks show there, in order to celebrate the holiday safely.

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Fourth of July is all about celebrating America and everything it has to offer.

Probably this belief is a heritage from that time in my boyhood when first I saw Fourth-of-July fireworks.

Once there was a great Fourth-of-July celebration at which it was said a real Revolutionary soldier was to be present.

It cannot be denied that our Fourth-of-July-men made a very impudent declaration, to say the least of it.

I do not suppose that one of them could have delivered a fourth-of-July oration on Patriotism.

Her voice was shrill as a night-bird's, and varied by sharp and sudden cracks, like fourth-of-July firecrackers.


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More About Fourth Of July

What is the Fourth of July?

Fourth of July is a popular name for Independence Day, a U.S. holiday in commemoration of July 4, 1776, the day on which the original 13 colonies of the United States declared independence from British rule with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

It’s also called July Fourth or simply the Fourth. It’s a patriotic holiday that’s often celebrated with parades, family gatherings, fireworks, and displays of red, white, and blue decorations, especially the American flag.

When is the Fourth of July?

It’s not that silly of a question. Independence Day is always on July 4. However, it is a U.S. federal holiday, meaning that when July 4 falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the Friday immediately before, and when July 4 falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the Monday immediately after.

In 2022, Independence Day will be observed on Monday, July 4.

More information and context on the Fourth of July

On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Britain. Two days later, the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted, and this date, July 4, is the one that’s celebrated as Independence Day.

The fighting in what became known as the American Revolution had started earlier, in 1775, and lasted until 1781, with the war officially ending in 1783 with the Treaty of Paris.

The Fourth of July has been celebrated since the first anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, in 1777, and the Independence Day tradition of fireworks is believed to date back to this first celebration. However, Independence Day didn’t become a federal holiday until 1870.

Because Independence Day is a federal holiday, many people do not work that day. Along with firework displays, popular ways to celebrate include parades, concerts, sporting events, and cookouts.

However, some Americans object to celebrating the holiday, especially due to the fact that the Declaration of Independence did not result in freedom and equality for African Americans, Native Americans, and other people of color. Relatedly, Juneteenth (the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.) is sometimes referred to as Black Independence Day, especially by Black Americans.

What are some terms that often get used in discussing the Fourth of July?

How is the Fourth of July discussed in real life?

In the U.S., Independence Day is popularly called the Fourth of July, and sometimes simply the Fourth. It’s a patriotic holiday that’s often celebrated in patriotic ways, such as parades. However, it’s not celebrated by all Americans, especially those who believe that the U.S. has a history of injustice that’s contradictory to the holiday’s focus on freedom.

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The Fourth of July commemorates the end of the American Revolution.




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